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Indian Chapati

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  Water 2⁄3 Cup (10.67 tbs)
  Ghee 5 Milliliter (For Skillet)
  Salt 1⁄2 Tablespoon
  Whole wheat flour 2 Cup (32 tbs)

1. Combine the flour and salt in a large mixing bowl. Slowly add the water. The amount of water varies each time due to the variations in moistness in the air and flour quality. Start with less water and gradually increase.
2. Mix the water in the flour as you gather the flour together to make a moist dough. Knead well, folding and pushing until the dough is pliable: about 7 minutes.
3. Cover the dough with a damp paper towel and let it rest for 30 minutes and up to two hours.
4. Warm up a cast iron skillet or a heavy non-stick griddle on medium heat.
5. Knead the dough again for several minutes.
6. Then tear off enough dough and divide it into walnut size balls.
7. Roll out each ball of the dough evenly to a thin texture into a circular shape on a floured cutting board-6-7″ in diameter. Do not stack the rolled out chapatis or they will stick to each other.
8. To cook, place each chapati on a very lightly oiled skillet. When it is well heated through, small white bubbles will appear.
9. Using a plastic spatula, flip to the other side. The chapati will get more air pockets and should only cook about 1 or 2 minutes on the second side.
10. Remove the chapati from the griddle and with a pair of metal tongs, place it over a low direct gas flame or electric coil. The chapati should puff up into a ball almost immediately.
11. Remove from heat and serve.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Very Easy
Preparation Time: 
5 Minutes
Cook Time: 
20 Minutes
Ready In: 
25 Minutes
Indian Flat Bread
Indian Chapati is a staple of every north Indian household. This flat bread made from wheat flour is not easy to make the first time, but when you get the hang of it, you will love to make it again and again. The soft texture will linger in your mouth all the time.

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 231 Calories from Fat 21

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 2 g3.8%

Saturated Fat 0.98 g4.9%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 3.4 mg1.1%

Sodium 730 mg30.4%

Total Carbohydrates 47 g15.7%

Dietary Fiber 7.9 g31.7%

Sugars 0.3 g

Protein 9 g17.8%

Vitamin A 0.1% Vitamin C

Calcium 2.3% Iron 14%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


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